Sunday, June 28, 2009

Playlist, June 28, 2009

Set One
Matt Ulery; The Duel; Themes and Scenes (2009 Woolgathering)
Harry Skoler; Giorgio's Theme; Two Ones (2009 Soliloquy)
Kobie Watkins; Third Pew; Involved (2009 Origin)
Tim Davies Big Band; Dialmentia; Dialmentia (2009 Origin)
[mic break 10:29 a.m.]

Set Two
Stanley Clarke Trio; Paradigm Shift; Jazz in the Garden (2009 Heads Up)
Kevin Deitz; La Contessa; Skylines (2009 Origin)
Portino Trio; Satin Doll; Vinho do Porto (2008 Manchester Craftmen's Guild)
The Jazz Conceptions Orchestra; Parisian Thoroughfare; The Jazz Conceptions Orchestra (2009 151 Records)
Etienne Charles; Dance with La Diablesse; Folklore (2009 Etienne Charles)
[mic break 11:03 a.m.]

Set Three
The Juicy Grapes; Get a Hand Up; For Sale (2008 Juicy Grapes)
Jen Durkin; Frontier; Equinox (2009 Lotus Soundworks)
Meryl Romer; This Is Always; So Sure (2008 LadyPearl)
Shaynee Rainbolt; Charmed Life; Charmed Life (2008)
Irma Thomas; These Honey Dos; After the Rain (2006 Rounder)
[mic break 11:24 a.m.]

Set Four
Bobby Broom; In Walked Bud; Plays for Monk (2009 Origin)
David Fiuczynski; Almond Pear; KiF Express (2008 Fuze)
John McLaughlin/Chick Corea; Raju; Five Peace Band (2009 Concord)
Yonder Mountain String Band; Ruby>Robots!>Ruby; Moutain Tracks Volume 4 (2006 Frog Pad)
[mic break 12:18 p.m.]

Set Five
Frank Zappa; Why Don't You Like Me?; Broadway the Hard Way (1989 Barking Pumpkin)
The Mystix; Walkin' the Dog; Down to the Shore (2009 Mystix Eyes)
Mark Karan; Think It's Gonna Rain; Walk Through the Fire (2009 Dig)
The Bad Plus; Feeling Yourself Disintegrate; For All I Care (2009 Heads Up)
Grateful Dead; Scarlet Begonias>Fire on the Mountain; 4/23/77 Springfield, MA
[mic break 1:09 p.m.]

Set Six
Sting; Fortress Around Your Heart; The Dream of the Blue Turtles (1985 A&M)
Frank Zappa; Peaches en Regalia; Hot Rats (1969 Bizarre)
Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band; I Can't Get Started; I'm BeBoppin' Too (2009 Half Note)
Carmen Lundy; The Out Crowd; Solamente (2009 Afrasia)
Steely Dan; Everything Must Go; Everything Must Go (2003 Reprise)
[1:30 p.m.]

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson

He was a freak show, and possibly something much worse, but tonight it's the music I remember. From elementary school through college, from "I'll Be There" to "Billie Jean," his music was part of the soundtrack of my life.

Rest in peace.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Mayhem in Iran

I haven't posted anything about the violence in Iran following the election, although I've been retweeting some dispatches from inside Iran. JammieWearingFool has a good post today about the situation. Some of the descriptions I've seen on Twitter are far more gruesome than what he describes.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Two WPKN benefit concerts coming up

Friday, June 26th: Equinox at the Fairfield Theatre Company
Reserve your tickets now!

Friday, July 10th: The Juicy Grapes at the Acoustic Cafe
Food collection for Strangers Helping Strangers--show us your cans!

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Playlist, June 21, 2009

Set One
Tim Davies Big Band; Hanging By A Thread; Dialmentia (2009 Origin)
Igor Stravinsky; Tango; Conducts Music for Chamber and Jazz Ensembles (1999 Sony)
Medeski Martin & Wood; Junkyard; Radiolarians II (2009 Indirecto)
John McLaughlin/Chick Corea; New Blues, Old Bruise; Five Peace Band (2009 Concord)
[mic break 10:45 a.m.]

Set Two
Joey DeFrancesco; Take Me Out to the Ball Game; Joey D! (2008 HighNote)
Either Orchestra; Slow Mambo for JJ; More Beautiful Than Death (2000 Accurate)
Albert Ammons; Bass Goin' Crazy; Picking the Blues: Boogie Woogie Pioneers compiled by John Mayall (2006 Document)
Interview with Matt Detroy 11:06 a.m.
Jen Durkin; Evermore; Equinox (2009 Lotus Sound Works)
The Mystix; Get Right; Down to the Shore (2009 Myxtix Eyes)
New Riders of the Purple Sage; Blues Barrel; Where I Come From (2009 Woodstock)
Calaveras; A City and a Life and a Girl; Green Girl (2009 Fennel & Mustard)
Eddie Harris/Ellis Marsalis; Homecoming; Homecoming (2009 ELM)
[mic break 11:33 a.m.]

Set Three
Kyle Asche Guitar Trio; I Thought About You; Blues For Mel (2009 Tippin')
Frank Potenza Trio; Ode to Billie Joe; Old, New, Borrowed & Blue (2009 Capri)
Elli Fordyce; In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning; Sings Songs Spun of Gold (2009 Fordyce Music)
Matt Ulery; Light Sleeper; Themes and Scenes (2009 Woolgathering)
Chick Corea; Children's Song No. 6; Children's Songs (1984 ECM)
John McLaughlin/Chick Corea; In A Silent Way/It's About That Time; Five Peace Band (2009 Concord)
[mic break 12:22 p.m.]

Set Five
Wake the Dead; My Marianne/The Wheel; Wake the Dead (2000 Arista)
Sunday Brunch Concert: The Harris Brothers Balkan Band
Live from Kasbah Garden Cafe in New Haven
[2:00 p.m.]

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Playlist, June 14, 2009

Set One
The Bad Plus; Comfortably Numb; For All I Care (2009 Heads Up)
Charles Tolliver Big Band; I Want to Talk About You; Emperor March: Live at the Blue Note (2009 Half Note)
Dave Siebels; The Cat; With Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band (2008 PBGL)
Shaynee Rainbolt; Go Slow; Charmed Life (2008)
Lynne Arriale; Yada Yada Yada; Nuance (2009 Motema Music)
Kobie Watkins; Short Story; Involved (2009 Origin)
[mic break 10:38 a.m.]

Set Two
Mike LeDonne; Manteca; FiveLive (2008 Savant)
Mike LeDonne; After the Rain; Early Trane: The John Coltrane Songbook (compilation) (2008 HighNote)
Illinois Jacquet & His All Stars; I Cover the Waterfront; The New York Sessions (2007 JSP)
Rob Thorsen; Giant Steps; Lasting Impression (2009 Pacific Coast Jazz)
Rod McGaha; Happy Together; A Gentle Man (2009)
Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band; 'Round Midnight; I'm BeBoppin' Too (2009 Half Note)
Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band; Manteca; I'm BeBoppin' Too (2009 Half Note)
[mic break 11:30 a.m.]

Set Three
Scotty Barnhart; Con Alma; Say It Plain (2009 Dig)
Tim Davies Big Band; Counting to Infinity; Dialmentia (2009 Origin)
The Jazz Conceptions Orchestra; Flamenco Sketches; The Jazz Conceptions Orchestra (2009 151 Records)
Chad McCullough; Lock Down; Dark Wood, Dark Water (2009 Origin)
Enrico Pieranunzi; K9/Impro K9; Plays Domenio Scarlatti (2009 CamJazz)
The Ed Palermo Big Band; Mom and Dad/Oh No; Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance (2006 Cuneiform)
[mic break 12:26 p.m.]

Set Four
Phish; Backwards Down the Number Line; 6/9/2009 Asheville, NC
Phish; Kill Devil Falls; 6/9/2009 Asheville, NC
Phish; Twenty Years Later; 6/5/2009 Wantagh, NY
Ozric Tentacles; Spyroid
Pink Floyd; Careful With That Axe, Eugene; Live 1970
Gentle Giant; Playing the Game; Live 1978
[mic break 1:16 p.m.]

Set Five
Bob Dylan; Beyond Here Lies Nothin'; Together Through LIfe (2009 Columbia)
Mark Karan; Easy Wind; Walk Through the Fire (2009 Dig)
Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women; California's Burning; Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women (2009 Yep Roc)
Steve Earle; Where I Lead Me; Townes (2009 New West)
Steve Earle; Lungs; Townes (2009 New West)
[mic break 1:45 p.m.]

Set Six
New Riders of the Purple Sage; Carl Perkins Wears the Crown; Where I Come From (2009 Woodstock)
Steely Dan; Everything Must Go; Everything Must Go (2003 Reprise)
[2:00 p.m.]

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Sunday, June 07, 2009

LiveNation & Aramark: sticking it to the customer one show at a time

Jones Beach: $6.50 for a bottle of water.
Great Woods: $6.00 for a bottle of water.

The same bottle of water that goes for $1 outside the venue. WTF?

LiveNation and Aramark should eat a bag of dicks.

UPDATE: I wrote to both companies asking for an explanation. If either or both write back, I'll post it.

UPDATE: Welcome, Aramark readers! I see you've discovered my blog. Would you care to explain why LiveNation allows your company to charge $6.50 for a bottle of water that retails for $1 outside the venue?

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Monday, June 01, 2009

Sunday Brunch Concerts

Come down and be part of our live studio audience!

Sunday, June 7th, 12:00 noon
WPKN Studio 207, Bridgeport
The Juicy Grapes

Sunday, June 21st, 1:00 p.m.
Kasbah Garden Cafe, 105 Howe Street, New Haven
The Harris Brothers Balkan Band

Admission is free, and everyone is welcome. For reservations and directions, call 203-331-9756.

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